Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Kopi Luwak Most Expensive Coffee in The World

Did you know that you can find Kopi Luwak in Cape Town? I had no clue until my boss mentioned she had tried it, and after being a bit disgusted I had to find and try the "Out of the butt into your cup" dubbed coffee for myself.  

What is Kopi Luwak?
Kopi Luwak takes its name from Kopi the indonesian word for coffee and Luwak the Asian palm civet that eats the sweetest red coffee cherries growing on the coffee trees in Sumatra. The Luwak eats the cherry and then the coffee bean that is inside is passed through its digestive system. Then its unique combination of enzymes in the stomach breaks down the proteins to remove all traces of bitterness in the bean. It is excreted from the Luwak and then collected from all the faeces. The protective parchment that covers the bean is removed and it is thoroughly cleaned and sun dried before being packed and sold.

Is it worth the hype or major price tag?
Honestly I expected it to be cherry flavoured or have some type of flavouring to it (and yes I was told that REAL coffee doesn't have any flavouring to it haha) but it was just a strong cup of coffee, and not even one of the strongest I've had. Its a standard size mug and when it comes its like a espresso shot that you add your own milk and water to. It was a really nice cup of coffee and for not much of a coffee lover like me it was nice but no where near the massive price tag it carries.

You can find it at the Haas coffee shop in Cape Town, they sell it for R110 per cup or you can purchase it per Kg for a whopping R3000!


  1. Hmm um no thanks! Okay maybe I would try a sip just to say I have tried it but the thought of where it has been is too much for me to enjoy an entire cup of it.

    XoXo One Stiletto At a Time

    1. Its honestly not as bad as it sounds haha I was also like hell no but at least now I can say I've tried it! can't say ill buy it again tho...


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